Friday, August 11, 2017

UFDC 68th Annual Convention, 2017 - Orlando, FL: Part 5

Saturday morning came quickly. I got up early and joined the other volunteers to assist with the Helper drawings. I love doing this. It is exciting to hear and see people when pretty dolls. Unfortunately, my lucky streak ended, and I didn't win any drawings. Oh well, this way I didn't have to ship anything home.

Next up was the Mary Hoyer Luncheon: An Evening at the Paris Opera.


The centerpiece was Madame Butterfly.



Licca got her photo taken with the opera star.


Another lady at our table brought her travel doll, too.


Mary Lynne Saunders, Mary Hoyer's grand daughter, was the luncheon speaker. She told us the story of the company.


The luncheon doll is beautiful.



Some Mary Hoyer dolls on display.




After the luncheon, I took a last walk though the sales room and purchased an adorable Kewpie repro from Lee Feickert.


Then it was time for a nap. And then, the big banquet.









Licca wasn't the only travel doll at our table.

 

The entertainment was a lot of fun - singing and dancing and Disney characters. And then it was time to get our convention souvenir dolls - Ma Petite by Helen Kish.


After a long week of fun and people and dolls, Licca and I went back to our room, packed our over-flowing bags, and slept. Convention was officially over.



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